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A Model of the Post-implantation Human Embryo Derived from Pluripotent Stem Cells

By June 30, 2023No Comments

Stem cell-derived models of the embryo are important tools to interrogate developmental events and tissue-tissue crosstalk during these stages1. Here, investigators established a model of the human post-implantation embryo, a human embryoid, comprised of embryonic and extraembryonic tissues. They combined two types of extraembryonic-like cells generated by transcription factor overexpression with wildtype embryonic stem cells and promote their self-organization into structures that mimic several aspects of the post-implantation human embryo.